We started with our presentations in today's lesson, and we'll continue with them in next week's class.
We had two very good presentations. The first one was about Aboriginal English and the second one was on Scottish English.
Both presentations did a very good job at describing their varieties (e.g. phonology, syntax and lexicon). They each had a few good examples for each feature. You don't need to give many examples of a feature - just a few good ones - like in today's presentations.
Make sure you know your content. You don't have to memorise it, but you should be able to give your presentation without reading your notes.
The video used in the presentation on Aboriginal English is a perfect examples of a good video that illustrates the variety. It showed a L1 speaker of the variety and also it was in a cultural context. The subtitles and transcript were extremely useful. This was a model video.
If you are going to be absent from your presentation, you need to contact me the night before with your reason for your absence (only a serious illness or family issue are acceptable reasons) and give me a doctor's note.
These guidelines are in the course syllabus, and were explained in last week's lesson in the Presentation Reminders handout.